London Sonata No. 1
Violin & basso continuo
Composed by Martino Bitti. Edited by Alessandro Borin / Michael Talbot. Full score and parts. Published by Edition HH Music Publishers (HH.HH328-FSP).
Item Number: HH.HH328-FSP
Typically for Bitti's earlier sonatas, the Sonata in B flat major that heads the London group features four movements in the standard configuration for chamber sonatas of the time: a prelude like slow opening movement followed by three further movements of either implicit or explicit dance character. This sonata has a particularly interesting second movement (Allemanda), where Bitti displays his rhythmic finesse and spontaneity of invention.